Category Archives: WELCOME

Pender Island’s Sea Star Vineyards

A beautiful setting, award-winning wines, talented artisans and good food – who could ask for more? We were entranced by a recent visit to Sea Star Vineyard on Pender Island when we were introduced to their weekly Wednesday Winery Market. … Continue reading

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Denman Island’s Home and Garden tour

What could be more appealing following a long, cold winter and a non-Spring than a home and garden tour on one of British Columbia’s most beautiful Gulf Islands? The Denman Island Home and Garden Tour runs only every second year, … Continue reading

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History underfoot at Union Bay’s Washer Creek

On a recent cold, clear day we decamped to a rather obscure walking trail that found us, literally, walking on history. We had passed the parking area for the Washer Creek coal hill trails near Union Bay hundreds of times … Continue reading

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We are taking a few weeks off to spend time with family and friends over the holidays. Many thanks to our readers all over the world for your continued support,  loyalty and ideas – we are now wrapping up our fifth … Continue reading

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Avenue Bistro in Comox offers upscale casual dining

We recently piled in to Comox’s Avenue Bistro for a late lunch that not only saved me from cooking a big supper, but left our palates in a very happy state. After hearing and reading about Avenue for many years … Continue reading

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Café Talia – good simple food in a charming vintage setting

It was just too intriguing to pass by.  We were wandering around downtown Ganges on Salt Spring Island recently when we happened upon the most interesting tiny building – obviously of vintage provenance and offering food and drink under the … Continue reading

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Today marks the launch date for this blog/website in 2012, and we would like to take this opportunity as we swing into our fourth year to thank all of our readers and advertisers for their support. It has been a … Continue reading

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Buttertubs Marsh – a little bit of heaven in the heart of Nanaimo

With the feasting, partying and indoor activities of the Yuletide season often comes the desire to just get outdoors for a bit of fresh air and exercise. There is a perfect spot right in the heart of Nanaimo that will … Continue reading

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We are going to take a some time off to spend time with family and friends over the festive season, but hope you will re-join us on January 8 for the first post of the New Year. Thank you to … Continue reading

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No new adventures for our readers this week. We are taking a couple of weeks off to spend time with family and friends over the Christmas season, and will be back at the keyboard in the New Year – January … Continue reading

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